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  1. Re: Little split was being robbed? Will my hives do this to small splits?

    I'll let someone else answer the robbing thing :)
    I am posting to say I think that you taking the swam cell(s) is not the best thing
    that hive is going to swarm removing cells won't stop it.
    If...
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    Re: Package queen issue

    The bees know best
    Take that queen and make a split
    It's a win win
    If for some reason the new queen doesn't mate or return
    You can combine the Nuc back
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    Re: Package bee install in cool/cold weather?

    Insurance. Look here

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?296381-New-beekeeper-and-All-my-bees-died!
  4. Re: Anyone know where I can order package bees, or is it too late?

    I ordered for a friend up your way from a member here on BEESOURCE
    Named Bluegrass
    You may want to PM him
    I think the packages arrive first of May
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    Re: First mistake of the year .

    I'm betting when you tore it down and put in into 5
    You rolled the queen
    That's why your see q'cells they are emergency cells

    Jmo
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    Re: Moved A hive made a couple mistakes

    Leave them be for a few days
    I would not put honey comes near them just yet

    When you dumped them where they all wet looking,kinda sticky looking?
    If so, that usually is a sign of high Death...
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    Re: What bee is that?

    Fwiw
    I would, Do a mite check
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    Re: Question about cells?

    Drone & capped brood :thumbsup:
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    Re: Tapping noises in hive

    I HEAR ya !! :)
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    Re: Florida dept AG apiary inspection

    What is the subject of this Thread
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    Re: Florida dept AG apiary inspection

    Michael Palmer
    Without having to use names of apiary can you tell me where in the state of Fl. He is from
    North, north east
    East
    South south east
    West south west
    Panhandle

    And all,the...
  12. Re: Is a 5 frame NUC too small to put a #3 Package in.

    5 frame Nuc's are fine for 3pounds
  13. Thread: bone-head split

    by tommyt
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    Re: bone-head split

    What ever you do when you go back to see What you've done
    DON'T move that queen back
    If you feel you need too, she will need to be caged and reintroduced
    Or some other way of intro
    I'm...
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    Re: Florida dept AG apiary inspection

    I fully understand a mistake like this could cost $$
    However you asked for thoughts.
    To me anyone can err even a pro,
    I just don't believe ALL these beeks!! ( I was told 27 States visit/ winter...
  15. Thread: What now

    by tommyt
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    Re: What now

    Look ok to me
    You have capped brood that can be seen
    And capped honey
    I would say if you looked closer you have larva
    If so your A OK
    Be sure to add supers when your at 75-80% full
  16. Re: Pottery wheel modifications for an extractor.

    THIS is a JOB for

    ACEBIRD ................ :lookout:
  17. Thread: My first graft

    by tommyt
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    Re: My first graft

    Did you put the frame of cups in the hive for a day or so before you
    Pulled it to GRAFT in ?
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    Re: How to transport nucs 1600 miles?

    Keep them in the car take um in the hotel

    Don't get caught with out a travel permit
    Leaving them on a cargo rack may
    get you Ticket
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    Re: Did I do this split right?

    If you have the equpt. Take your huge queen and 2 frames of capped brood
    Add nurse bees
    Move this box as far as you can from the others or at the very least turn it 360 from the others

    I feel...
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    Re: Another hand truck/lift design

    Nice Job

    I'm building one similar.i hope to run it off a Drill motor
    Both the lift and drive train
    Acme screw for the lift and haven't got to the drive yet
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    Re: Another hand truck/lift design

    Mine does
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    Some call it ''burr''.
    It's the comb the bees make that connects
    one box to the next from the top of one frame to the bottom of the top box frame
    Without excluder the Quenn uses it often to go...
  23. Re: aggressive racoon, or fox?, climbs 12 feet, flips heavy lids, eats comb, trap set

    Bees OR Coons :)
  24. Re: First Swarm Caught In Trap Within 24 Hours- Questions

    Move them ASAP. And put a frame of brood from your other hive in with them
    The brood will keep them (most times) they're bees ,don't read and break rules:)
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    Re: Crazy busy day for a newbie.

    The BLACK comb you speak of.
    Will not give you much, if any,wax
    it's all cocoons
    You should it in SWARM traps
    It does well there
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